Sears Canada Going Out of Business

10 October 2017
Sears Going Out of Business

If Sears is your go-to department store, you might need to find another place to shop.

Sears Canada just announced that they're throwing in the towel and closing up shop after struggling to find a buyer since June 22, the Toronto Star reports.

The closure means about 12,000 people will be out of jobs. The first 800 will be from the head office near Dundas Square. This will start happening next week, and the liquidation sales will begin Oct. 19.

In total, they expect the closing transition to take between 10-14 weeks.

Sears has announced that they are saddened by the resulting outcome of the closures. They have already closed 59 stores and were hoping they wouldn't have to close more.


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45 comments

  • Kathy J.

    Winnipeg Garden City, MB is closing...no surprise there....lol

  • Krystal S.

    The one in Huntsville already closed.

  • Meghan B.

    Are they continuing online?

  • Hiede P.

    Sears as a whole is closing.

  • Debbie G.

    :rage: pretty soon we will have no where to shop!!!!!!

    • Debbie G.

      David Mackie can't try stuff on or really get a good look and I like to see what I'm buying thank you.

    • Michael M.

      Ah. There will be Wal-Mart. LOL.

    • Laurie M.

      Wont shop at Walmart yuck

  • Tina M.

    OMG NO MORE WISH BOOK! THE END OF A FAMILY TRADITION!:cry:

  • Debbie B.

    Better hurry and spend my gift card!!!?

  • Kaleah Y.

    so much for keeping a few open :/

    • Doreen F.

      it sucks! :(

  • Nathalie R.

    ridiculous...great products and great sale prices..

  • Jennifer M.

    This sucks!

  • Diane G.

    Very sad

  • Daniella M.

    Yes very sad :disappointed:

  • Monique B.

    :cry:

  • Marilyn B.

    Wow that is shocking.

    • Monique B.

      yes :sob:

  • Carol T.

    The next generation will never experience the joys of The Christmas Wish Book!

  • Lindsay D.

    This makes me sad :disappointed:. Although I didn't shop too much in store, recently I was purchasing a lot on line. The sale prices last Christmas were fantastic!

  • Lori-Anne P.

    Probably why they didn't honour the warranty on my washing machine that caught fire :fire: and didn't damage enough of my home to warrant a replacement after 6 months of fighting with them they offered me a 15% discount to purchase a new one

    • Laurie M.

      Yup they went downhill fast

  • Christine C.

    Surprise

  • Sherry M.

    And how does the Bay survive.....shopped at Sears...haven't bought anything from the Bay in 2 decades

    • lennypuz

      The Bay has superior product, prices, policy etc

  • Heidi P.

    :sob: Sad I am going to miss online shopping at Sears,such good deals!!!!

  • Wanda D.

    One of my favourite places to shop. Very sad

  • Julie M.

    Store sucks anyway who even shops there?

  • Lisa H.

    So sad, good quality merchandise. Not like the garbage from Walmart and Giant Tiger. :cry:

  • Brett H.

    liquidation sales!

    • Katie F.

      When & where!!!

    • Brett H.

      the article says they begin oct 19. We'll keep watching...might have to make a trip for it!

  • Lynne S.

    Gonna miss the Christmas Wish Book :disappointed_relieved:

    • Linda D.

      I was just thinking the other day how the grandkids will never know the thrill and excitement of getting the Sears Christmas Wish Book. :slight_frown:

  • Kendall S.

    Cant say I didn't see this coming ...

  • Jeffrey Z.

    I feel bad, as they were once a great company, but in the last few years you could really see how bad the management was at the corporate level. that you knew they were not going to succeed. The store themselves were ran very well and the staff were great. It is sad, that we will soon be left with nothing but Walmart and online stuff, I say shop local if you can and hopefully they dont screw up Hudson Bay.

    • Lynn S.

      Totally agree. The Sears in my area closed down years ago - was my favourite store......not a fan of Walmart

  • Cathy E.

    SAD

  • Peggy R.

    The really sad thing is that there doesn't seem to be much competition to replace them. Where do you go to shop in Canada??

  • Darcy A.

    I heard fredericton awhile ago was going n old Navy coming

  • marilene

    The catalogs slowed down then gone.  The items on line are not the same.  The women's plus size.....18 in total on line.  Really?  So sad.  I will miss it.

  • Carla D.

    Always good selection for clothing at Sears. Going to miss them. Walmart is only a destination for certain things -I don't go there anymore than I have to

  • June S.

    A legacy gone. So sad but they never really targeted the younger generation.

  • triciachin

    Used to love shopping at Sears when I could pick up at the store near me.  That way you could review the order on site.  The last 2 times I ordered online though.......ugh.

    1. I ordered a duvet a couple weeks prior to Christmas and still hadn't gotten a call to pick it up in the New Year.  When I called they said it was delivered to the store.  The store said they didn't get it.  And so it went back and forth for a few days.  I asked them to cancel the order.  The rep said no because it had a delivered status.  So I got mad and asked him why Sears was holding my money hostage for a product that was never delivered, asked to speak to his manager who dealt with it in 10 mins.

    2. I ordered 4 towel sets.  Some pieces were missing.  So I painstakingly cross referenced my order confirmation with the invoice that was included in the delivery.  I called, explained it to about 3 different people going through each item number and quantity and colour AND emailed the side by side comparisons with arrows joining the matching items.  They said they'd send me the missing pieces and still sent the wrong ones.  I just gave up and kept whatever they sent me.

    I swore after that, never ever again with their online shopping even if they had the best price ever.

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